Letterboxd Showdown: Top Teacher

“Teaching is the most important of all professions,” Ridley Scott proclaimed at the Baftas. “Sort that out and social problems will get sorted out.” We’re with you, Ridley, and the world has seen some heroic teachers this week. In celebration, this Showdown is an Election for the educators who have gained the most Fame on film, from the very best—Thackeray! Shorofsky! Keating! Norbury!—to the absolute worst—Rooney! Vernon! Get listing, or we’ll hold a member of the Dead Poets Society in a Half Nelson. Do you even go to this school? Hand in your top 10 before the bell goes.

  • Suspiria

    1

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    2

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    3

  • Bigger Than Life

    4

  • A Single Man

    5

  • Black Narcissus

    6

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    7

  • The Hunt

    8

  • The Squid and the Whale

    9

  • The Browning Version

    10

  • Mean Girls

    11

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    12

  • The Salesman

    13

  • Whiplash

    14

  • Dead Poets Society

    15

  • Election

    16

  • The Edge of Seventeen

    17

  • School of Rock

    18

  • The Class

    19

  • The Faculty

    20

  • Hamlet 2

    21

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    22

  • Sky High

    23

  • Rushmore

    24

  • The Dead Zone

    25